Date(s) - January-27 2018
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Plymouth Arts Center
PLYMOUTH, WI – Artists Jean Crane and Joan Kennedy will be featured in the exhibit, Intimate Visions, January 19- March 9, 2018 at Gallery 110 North, Plymouth Arts Center. In this exhibit the artists seek to express their personal interpretations of the natural world through the distinctly different art forms of watercolor and fiber art. Jean Crane, as a professional watercolor artist for more than 40 years, creates compositions of expressive florals. Joan Kennedy’s three-dimensional art is constructed from hand-dyed, reclaimed wool fabric, then felted into one-of-a kind handbags and wearable art.
The public is invited to meet the artists at the opening reception on Friday, January 19th from 4:30 to 7:00pm. Admission is Free! Live musical entertainment will be provided by Kathy Arndt, Piano, from 5-6pm and by Louise Mann’s Piano Studio, Lori Brown, George Schroeder, and Louise Mann, NCTM, from 6-7pm. Complimentary appetizers will be served along with a cash bar. Mr. Franz Backus and Sun Graphics/Justin and Kelly Webb are generously co-sponsoring “Intimate Visions.”
Joan Kennedy…”I find so much delight in the natural world that I’m compelled to share my joy through my art. I’m overwhelmed by the miracle in which a seed, soil, water and sunlight grow into the succulent nourishment of a vegetable; by the exuberance of trees which provide shade, shelter and food; the play of sunlight on water, or as it glows through a single leaf. I visit gardens and woodlands to experience these joys. In my studio, photos that I’ve taken help me relive these experiences as I translate them into fiber by dyeing the colors and building the shapes that captivated me. My hope is that people will connect with my art through their own experiences, and will gain new insights that enhance their future experiences in the natural world.”
Jean Crane…..“When painting, I lose myself in the enlarged fragments of living or dying flowers, developing a sense of detail and movement, and weaving them into the background. I hope to bring attention to the ongoing cycles of life and death that surround us. I am drawn to watercolor because of the wonderful transparency of the media and the sense of light it captures. Each painting is a continuous act of balancing and re-balancing color and value; each change in light and shadow shifts the sense of balance in the entire work. My aim is to create paintings where both active and passive areas interact, and where each part generates its own sense of energy while contributing, at the same time, to a unified composition.”
The Plymouth Arts Center is a non-profit community arts organization founded in 1993 to promote and nurture the visual and performing arts in all of Western Sheboygan County and beyond. Celebrating its 25th Anniversary in 2018, the PAC has over 400 members and more than 250 volunteers who serve the organization as board and committee members, singers, actors, directors, musicians, and general helpers. The PAC’s mission is to: Enliven the Spirit of our Community and To Enrich the Lives of All, by Providing Diverse Experiences in the Arts.
Wisconsin artists are showcased, during six uniquely different exhibits per year, in PAC’s stunning, recently renovated, Gallery 110 North. Additionally, the Arts Center offers an ongoing and vibrant schedule of live musical and theatrical performances, art classes and workshops, special annual events. Visit the PAC Gift Shop for original art created by PAC Member Artists. The PAC also serves as an unique backdrop for private gatherings, meetings and special community events. Tour/School groups may schedule docent led visits. Open Tuesday-Friday 10am-4pm; Sat-Sun. Noon to 3pm; or by special appointment. Closed on Mondays and Holidays. Admission to the Gallery is always free! For more information, please contact the Executive Director, Donna Hahn at email@example.com, or call 920.892.8409.